School of Banjo with Tony Trischka
School of Mandolin with Mike Marshall
School of Fiddle with Darol Anger
School of Guitar with Bryan Sutton
School of Bass with Missy Raines
What Is It?
The ArtistWorks Academy of Bluegrass offers beginner, intermediate, and advanced banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and bass players access to one of the most comprehensive curriculums, as well as a number of interactive social features. Hundreds of instructional video lessons teach students everything from tuning their instruments, chords, scales and arpeggios to improvisation, bowing and picking techniques, and lots of great Bluegrass tunes. Unlike other video-based sites and DVDs, this innovative online music academy gives students the opportunity to send their teacher a recorded video of themselves practicing and receive personal feedback and individualized instruction in the form of a video response. Students from all the Schools can also meet and socialize at the Academy of Bluegrass Hub.
Check it out now at www.academyofbluegrass.com
FiddleExceptional among modern fiddlers for his versatility and depth, Darol Anger has helped drive the evolution of the contemporary string band through his founding of numerous pathbreaking ensembles. Darol teaches at the Berklee College Of Music and at Mark O'Connor and Aladair Fraser’s Fiddle Conferences. Read more.
GuitarBryan Sutton first came to prominence as part of Ricky Skaggs' bluegrass band Kentucky Thunder and has gone on to work with artists including Rhonda Vincent, Dixie Chicks and Dolly Parton. Bryan was awarded a Grammy in 2007 and has been honored as IBMA ‘Guitarist of the Year’ six times. Read more.
BanjoTony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. In his 40 plus years as a consummate banjo artist, his stylings have inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic musicians. Read more.
MandolinFor over 35 years Mike Marshall has pushed the boundaries of acoustic music and can be heard on hundreds of recordings as a composer, featured artist, sideman and producer. A master of the mandolin he co-founded The Mandolin Symposium, a one week mandolin camp attended by over 150 mandolinists. Read more.
BassMissy Raines is the most decorated bass player in the history of the International Bluegrass Music Association- with 7 Bass Player of the Year Awards to her credit. Missy is one of the most popular figures in the bluegrass community and a trailblazer in her field for as long as she’s been playing music.